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SODO Update: September 8th, 2020

Dear SODO Businesses,

As we continue to navigate this difficult time we will continue to share resources, news, and services that you may find helpful. We understand the concern and impacts of the COVID-19 on our SODO community and are here to help and support in any way we can. We will also continue to share other information that impacts our neighbrhood!

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here for any issues you may come across!

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns, please contact me at

Recruiting SODO BIA Board of Directors!

The SODO BIA is currently recruiting board members for 2020. The Board helps in creating the yearly workplan and meets throughout the year to oversee the direction of the BIA.

Interested or want to nominate someone? Email Erin at:

Join a Committee in 2021

The SODO Business Improvement Area is more than just one person or organization, it is a collaboration of businesses, property owners and the City of Seattle working together to create lasting change in the our shared district, SODO. Effectively addressing the issues of the district requires the participation of ratepayers to create a shared vision of the district. Interested in getting involved? Consider participating in one of our program area Committees.

1. Communications & Outreach
Responsible for developing the communications and marketing plan for the SODO BIA, to include, website, newsletter, social media, events and other avenues of outreach.
2. Transportation
This committee works to develop the SODO BIA’s transportation initiatives and works closely with the Duwamish TMA and Seattle Department of Transportation to develop understanding of transportation issues in the District.
3. Clean & Safe
Responsible for identifying crime and disorder hotspots, chronic cleanliness issues and overseeing the contractors who address these issues.

Interested? Email Lauren at:

Save the Date

Save the Date and join us for our November Board Meeting. During this virtual meeting we will introduce our 2021 work plan, budget and Board of Directors.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Stay tuned for more information!


South Precinct Advisory Council (SPAC*) 
September 10, 2020
Registration Required

Thursday, September 10th, we will be joined by Captain Kibbee for a precinct and violent crimes update. Also, Lt. John Brooks from the newly formed Community Response Group will join SPAC this month. The CRG-Community Response Group, represents a substantial reorganization and re-prioritization of the Seattle Police Department. A central component of CRG is to be responsive to community issues and priorities. Working with community groups and the precinct commands they hope to apply resources to address trends, identified issues and support collaboration in the community. The unit will assist precinct officers and focus on identified problems. They believe this represents an opportunity to enhance the services we provide and to be more responsive to community needs. 
Register Here!

Resources & Guidance for Businesses and Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Mayor Jenny Durkan and the City of Seattle are working with our regional, state and federal partners to help working people and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This page contains a growing list of local, state, federal, and private resources for Seattle employers and employees regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and we will update this page as more information is made available.
Find More Information Here

East Marginal Way Freight Survey

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is planning to rebuild the East Marginal Way S corridor to improve the roadway surface and meet heavy haul standards. SDOT wants feedback from truck drivers to help make decisions about the project design. Please take a 12-minute survey and share your input on the project.
The freight survey is available in Español (Spanish), Русском (Russian), ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (Punjabi), አማርኛ (Amharic), Somali, ትግርኛ (Tigrinya), Українською (Ukrainian), and English.
Find Survey Here!

Don’t Forget to Take the 2020 Census
The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.
Visit to begin.